From United StatesLiving in Houston, United States (17:45 UTC-06:00)
italki teacher since Sep 12, 2013
Most of my students can already “get by” in English. They can express themselves, but sometimes they get stuck and can't seem to find the right words.
Is this you? If so, book a trial class now!
My focus is helping my students with REAL WORLD English! I want my students to sound natural & confident.
I help my students understand why we say things like “He’s been married to her” instead of “He’s been married with her”
I teach my students phrasal verbs like “ get away” and “stick out”.
I make sure my students understand the difference between “a lot” vs “too”
I help edit & revise thesis papers for my graduate students.
Me as a Teacher
I help medical professionals + medical students understand how terminology differs from country to country; for example “aliviarse” has a very unique meaning in Mexico, which is very different from other Spanish-speaking countries.
Even if you don’t continue with regular classes with me, after the first class I will give you my honest opinion of your level and specific areas that you might focus on.
Teaching is my passion and I believe it shows. Check my reviews and student to lesson ratio :)
He ayudado a más de 350 estudiantes de todo el mundo en acercarse a sus metas cuando se refiere a los idiomas y espero ayudarte a ti también.
*I don't offer classes for kids or groups at this time*
My lessons & teaching style
I generally follow a content-based learning approach. Although your conversational skills will surely improve, this is NOT the same as a conversational approach. If you are looking for 100% conversation all of the time, I am not the teacher for you. I use authentic material, scenarios & themes with my students. More will be explained in our first class.
An optional English placement test is available, if interested.
Qualifications: B.A in Spanish, 370+ repeat students, two national medical interpreter certifications, two credentials to teach in Texas (Spanish + Health EC-12),+ nearly a decade of experience. I currently work full-time in a Level 1 Trauma Center.
See you soon!
My teaching material
Articles and news
Test templates and examples
Graphs and charts
170 lessons completed
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11 English lessons
I enjoy every single lesson with Altini, she is very professional, friendly and polite and she makes me feel more confident and comfortable while speaking English! Thanks to her I rediscover my love for this wonderful language!
Jan 30, 2021
6 English lessons
Me diverti mucho en la clase de hoy. Siento que el ejercicio que realizamos me ayudo muchísimo a explicarme mejor
Dec 11, 2020
1 Spanish lesson
A GREAT lesson with Altini!!! I learned so much, and we laughed and shared our experiences, and she gave me great advice on how to take my Spanish to the next level. She is a beautiful person inside and out!! Take a lesson with her!!
May 7, 2019
3 Spanish lessons
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May 24, 2022
5 English lessons
Thank you very much for the class!
I’ve learned a lot of new words today
Your classes are always very helpful!
Feb 11, 2022
57 English lessons
Altini is amazing! Very educated and has a structured way to help achieve your fluency goals. Can not recommend enough!!